Chickpea Tofu

This chickpea tofu is also called Burmese tofu. I have always wanted to make tofu at home and this seemed like a good starting point.

For this recipe you will need 1 cup of chickpea flour. This can be made by grinding up dried chickpeas. (you can find other chickpea recipes where I grind chickpea flour at home: Chickpea Flatbread, Chickpea flour chocolate chip cookies)

To the chickpea flour, add salt and 1 1/2 cup of water and allow the mixture to sit.

Prepare a dish by spraying oil or lightly oiling the container. A small rectangular container will do.

For the remaining 1 1/2 cup of water, boil on the stove top. Add the chickpea mixture.

Continue to whisk for about 8 minutes until the mixture thickens and becomes glossy.

Pour the mixture into the greased pan. I chose a rectangular pan as I wanted to cube the tofu.

Cube the tofu and add to your dishes or eat as a side dish. This reminded me a lot of polenta and seems like a very versatile ingredient to add to any dish. I would definitely try this recipe a couple more times.

Chickpea Tofu

  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • other seasonings

In a bowl, mix together the chickpea flour, salt and 1 1/2 cup of water. Allow to sit while preparing the next step. Grease a rectangular container. I used a small glass container.

Boil the remaining 1 1/2 cups of water in a pot. Then pour in the chickpea mixture. Whisk on medium heat until the mixture thickens and gets glossy. This will take about 8-10 minutes.

Pour the mixture in the container and allow to set (about 1 hour). You can put this in the fridge for later use.

Use this like any tofu, you can pan fry or just add to your dishes or even eat as a side dish. I think next time I would add a little more seasonings or flavor to the tofu as it was very plain. Maybe instead of water you can add broth. Enjoy!

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